Two alleged gang members were arrested in Sattahip for pretending to be hurt in a motorbike crash then robbing a man who came to help them.
Duthi Pakalo, 19, and Klisada Hadrai, 22, were taken into custody Oct. 22 along with a fake gun and the Honda Wave they allegedly used in their crime. Sawat Boonruam, 24, also was arrested for possession of an unlicensed 38-caliber handgun.
Police alleged the two suspects feigned injury after a bike accident on Soi Yang Gnam and waited until 40-year-old Paitoon Janlod came to help them. The two then miraculously “recovered” and held up Paitoon at gunpoint, stealing 3,500 baht, police claimed.
Two alleged gang members were arrested for armed robbery along with a third for possession of an unlicensed weapon.
Unfortunately, the suspects left one of their mobile phones at the scene, which enabled the police to track them down. Police revealed that the two criminals were living in the soi and the two criminals said that they needed money for personal reasons.
Sawat was arrested after police caught him acting suspiciously before searching him and finding an unregistered gun. Police investigated and said that Sawat wasn’t involved with the gang.